The summer is showing off, and a heat wave is rolling over Europe and Switzerland with temperatures above 30 degree Celsius. Knowing physics, a way to escape the heat is: going up. And this is what we did. The downside of this is: I postponed my exploration of the Freedom KL25Z board. So instead of a tech post, this is a picture post :grin:…
The goal was to get on top of the Rigi Hochflue mountain. Getting up there was on my ‘bucket list’ for a long time: That mountain is very close to where I live and work, andthe view on top is breath taking. The peak is 1698 m above sea level, and is definitely not an easy hike. It requires some not too difficult climbing.
We started the mountain tour from the Rigi Scheidegg:
From there we started our descend to the Gätterli summit, and our tour destination peak came closer:
After passing the Gätterli, our steep ascent to the Hochflue started. We used the direct way from the Gätterli to the Rigi Hochflue (West Route), now having the Scheidegg in our back:
Temperature was going up, so was our way. Luckily the forests and mountain path provided some shadow. Getting closer to the peak which has a mountain cross which is visible from far distance:
But the last part is very steep and needs a lot of energy and climbing. The last 25 meters only can be crossed using a steel stairway:
Finally, on top of the Rigi Hochflue :cool::
Obviously, we were not the only ones having the same idea:
Actually there was another reason to climb that mountain: to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the mountain cross installation.
And for a the party part: good old strong coffee cooking :-):
And there was enough time to enjoy small wildlife and the stunning views:
Time to start our descent using the South Route:
This descent way is very steep too:
The most critical parts have cables installed:
On the descent with the Lake of Four Cantons:
That was a beautiful day. Let’s see what I can do with the Freedom KL25Z board next week.
Happy Escaping 🙂